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  • Blog Post: Scotland must keep its eyes on the prize of truly sustainable fishing

    Scotland must keep its eyes on the prize of truly sustainable fishing We are at a critical turning point for fisheries management in Scotland, but you’d be forgiven for missing that fact. When the end -of -year fisheries negotiations in Brussels concluded in the usual late night scramble...
  • Blog Post: See Peat....Think Rainforest

    RSPB Scotland Conservation Policy Officer, Alexa Morrison, takes a look at what wind farm developer, Scottish Power Renewables is doing to restore peatlands at Black Law wind farm, and why it is so important to protect our peatlands from development impacts in Scotland. See Peat....Think Rainforest...
  • Blog Post: All you need is love

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, tells you about the some of the things we love and want to protect with the FTLO campaign we're a part of. All you need is love As the Beatles timeless classic said – all you need is love. Still true? It’s no longer...
  • Blog Post: For The Love Of Scottish Machair...

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, is back with another blog on the For The Love Of campaign we are involved with. For The Love Of Scottish Machair... Last week on this blog I wrote about the new climate campaign that we are involved in (FTLO for short). I also gave...
  • Blog Post: Fracking is a hot topic in Scotland – what is RSPB Scotland’s position?

    Alexa Morrison, Conservation Policy Officer at RSPB Scotland, takes a look at fracking and the different types of unconventional gas proposals coming forward in Scotland. Fracking is a hot topic in Scotland – what is RSPB Scotland’s position? Fracking and unconventional gas are coming...
  • Blog Post: For The Love Of.......

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, talks about a new climate change campaign we're working on alongside our partners in Stop Climate Chaos Scotlan d. For The Love Of....... We all know about climate change. We've all heard the arguments and warnings, but it’s...
  • Blog Post: Tilting at windmills

    RSPB Scotland Senior Conservation Policy Officer, Richard Evans' response to Daily Telegraph article. Tilting at windmills According to yesterday’s Daily Telegraph , "wind turbines have killed more birds of prey than persecution this year" , in Scotland. Well, to quote the...
  • Blog Post: Has the environment fallen off the political agenda?

    Has the environment fallen off the political agenda? Has either of our governments forgotten the environment? At Holyrood, Salmond, Davidson and Lamont scarcely give it a mention. At Westminster it sometimes seems to have disappeared completely from the agenda of Cameron, Miliband and Clegg. ...
  • Blog Post: A new species for Scotland

    RSPB Trainee Ecologist Genevieve Dalley tells us about her discovery of a new flying insect species for Scotland. A new species for Scotland In June this year I went to RSPB Insh Marshes in search of freshwater invertebrates. And I wasn’t disappointed! Amongst a wealth of interesting and...
  • Blog Post: Meloe, is it me you are looking for?

    Trainee ecologist Kirsty Godsman tells us about a recent trip to the island of Coll. Meloe, is it me you are looking for? If you have read my previous blogs, you will be aware of a group of beetles called Oil Beetles (of the genus Meloe). There are 5 species belonging to this genus in the UK and...
  • Blog Post: Top five gardening tips for wildlife

    It's easy to do simple things to help your garden wildlife. Giving simple advice as to what those things should be, isn’t so easy. The reason is that everyone’s situation is so different. Your garden might be a small decked area in the centre of a city, or a vast sweeping vista of...
  • Blog Post: Stand up for ants rather than standing on them

    James Silvey, RSPB Scotland Nature Recovery Officer, tells us why we need to stand up for ants. Stand up for ants rather than standing on them Nature’s calendar is full of events that we often mark in our minds without really thinking of it. The first snowdrops of the year, the returning...
  • Blog Post: Warming up to moths

    I have a bit of a confession to make. Moths used to really give me the willies. In fact, if I’m completely honest, they’re still not my favourite beastie. But the thing about working for a conservation charity like the RSPB, is that I can’t really avoid them. So like those giant...
  • Blog Post: A record breaking giant tortoise in Cumbria

    RSPB Scotland Research Assistant, Davide Scridel, has gone south this summer to search for ring ouzels in the North Pennines. Read on to find out more about his work with this elusive species. A record breaking Giant Tortoise in Cumbria Stunning view of RSPB Geltsdale reserve . I must admit...
  • Blog Post: An even better home for nature at RSPB Lochwinnoch

    Jenny Tweedie, RSPB Media & Communications Officer, tells us about a FREE open day to celebrate improvements at our Lochwinnoch reserve. An even better home for nature at RSPB Lochwinnoch Photo by Zul Bhatia . There’s a bit of a do happening at RSPB Lochwinnoch this weekend. It’s...
  • Blog Post: Buzzing with activity

    James Silvey, Species Recovery Officer at RSPB Scotland, tells us about a new bee box design being tested on our reserves. Buzzing with activity: New homes for nature going up on reserves Mining bee. Photo by Nick Upton (rspb-images.com) There are over 250 species of bee native to the UK...
  • Blog Post: Drum roll please...RSPB Scotland photo competition winners announced

    Lisa Dove, Community Fundraiser for RSPB Scotland, reveals the winners of the 2013 RSPB Scotland photo competition. Drum roll please... With over 200 entries received, our judges had a tough job to do deciding the winners of the 2013 RSPB Scotland Photography Competition. Dean Bricknell, John Aitchison...
  • Blog Post: Soil is amazing – honestly, it is

    Jim Densham, our senior land use policy officer, tells us why we should really care more about soil. When I have told people I am writing a blog article about soil the general reaction has been mild laughter. Soil just isn’t sexy or inspiring. However, when you think about it, you realise soil...
  • Blog Post: Scotland's national bird

    Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, tells us why he thinks golden eagles should be Scotland's national bird. Scotland’s national bird Winter has really hit with a vengeance here in the Highlands – storm force winds, blizzards, trains and ferries cancelled, and the mountain hares...
  • Blog Post: Sustainable wildlife friendly farming is top of my Christmas wish list

    The festive season is fast approaching and thoughts turn inevitably to Christmas wish lists and the gifts we’d like to buy for our loved ones. Children everywhere are penning, texting and maybe even tweeting their most wanted lists to Santa, as anxious parents examine their bank accounts and decide...
  • Blog Post: Senses working overtime

    Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, is back with a new blog... Senses working overtime It turns out that our puppy is scared of owls. This wasn’t a problem during their silent summer months but the local tawnies have become really noisy on these cold, clear autumn nights and when we take...
  • Blog Post: Twite-tastic summer

    Davide Scridel, Research Assistant with RSPB Scotland, gives us a final update on his research work in the Outer Hebrides. Catch up on his previous posts here and here . Twite-tastic summer The second and third visits to the assigned 1km 2 survey squares occurred from late May to early July...
  • Blog Post: Tales of the unexpected

    New blog from Conservation Manager Stuart Benn... Tales of the Unexpected Do you ever think about how important the unexpected is to us? Not someone creeping up behind you and going ‘boo!’ or a brick falling on your head but the pleasant kind of unexpected, the type you really couldn’t...
  • Blog Post: Let's have a proper debate about restoring our native wildlife

    Let's have a proper debate about restoring our native wildlife Scotland is a big place. It covers 78,000 square kilometres and much of it is extensive farmland, remote forest or deer grazed mountains and peatlands. It is not wilderness of course – for the hand of man and evidence of his...
  • Blog Post: RSPB Scotland photography competition

    Introducing a brand new photography competition! Are you inspired by nature and wildlife across Scotland? If so, why not enter RSPB Scotland’s photography competition? All donations received will go to support wildlife conservation in Scotland. Competition Categories Giving Nature a...